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James van Hoften

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: June 11, 1944
Age: 75


James Dougal Adrianus "Ox" van Hoften, Ph.D. is an American civil and hydraulic engineer, retired U.S. Navy officer and aviator, and a former astronaut for NASA.

Space Shuttle Challenger / OV-099 | STS-41-C

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Feb. 3, 1984, 1:58 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Unknown

STS-41-C was the eleventh mission of the shuttle program and fifth mission for Space Shuttle Challenger. It marked the first time a shuttle performed a direct ascent. Its mission was to capsule the Solar Max Satellite and repair it whilst in orbit.

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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-51-I

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Aug. 27, 1985, 10:58 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

STS-51-I was the twentieth of the shuttle program and sixth of Space Shuttle Discovery. It deployed three 10 satellites and then repaired a malfunctioning satellite. This mission required two EVAs.

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.